I think you’ll agree with me that there’s nothing more delightful than butternut squash sweet potato soup on thanksgiving (of course other than a giant turkey). I absolutely love butternut squash soup in the fall, especially because I grow and use fresh butternut squash from my garden which makes this dish extra special for me. It is worth all the hype and I think I owe this to my wonderful family. To be honest, I feel like they ask for this every thanksgiving. The thing about this Butternut squash sweet potato Soup is how easy and healthy it is. The key thing to making this soup super creamy and yummy is roasting the butternut squash, onion, and sweet potato before cooking it. This soup is pretty hard to mess up on so if you’re going to your family for a Thanksgiving potluck and you need to bring something over, this is the ultimate thanksgiving soup recipe for you!
BENEFITS OF BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
- Minerals and Vitamins
Butternut Squash belongs to a family of plants and is a perfect source of several vitamins, minerals, powerful antioxidants, and carotenoids (including beta-carotene).
- May reduces Cancer Risk
Before I explain other benefits let me first tell you about Beta Carotene. I have researched about it and found that it is a compound that gives yellowish, orangish color and when you consume beta carotene, your body converts it into Vitamin A (retinol). It also works as an antioxidant and is proven to fight against cancer.
- Heart Health
Vit A is proved to be helpful in cell growth, and the health of your lungs, kidney, and heart as well. It is also helpful for immune growth, fetal growth (thus it is recommended for mothers-to-be), eye health, bone health, etc.
- Improved Immunity
Vitamin C improves immunity, helps in healing wounds, tissue repair, and also works as an antioxidant (just like Vitamin A) which helps in protecting your cells from damage.
- Anti-Aging/Mental Health
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in butternut squash that helps in anti-aging and even is proved to protect against age-related diseases as Alzheimer’s disease.
- Healthy Skin and Hair
Vitamin C improves skin and hair structure because of its collagen-building development. Where Vitamin A helps keep your hair moisturized and soft.
- Weight Loss
Butternut Squash is a low-carb treat packed with many essential nutrients for people who want to lose weight and stay fit.
- Bone and Blood health
Butternut Squash is proved to prevent high blood pressure and improve bone health because of Vitamin B (helps in blood formation) and magnesium, manganese, and potassium which improves bone health.
Hope you guys enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones. Hope everyone stays healthy! If you tried this easy butternut squash sweet potato soup or any of my recipes, don’t forget to rate the thanksgiving recipe and leave me a lovely comment below. I love reading everyone’s comments and love replying back! Don’t forget to take a picture of your Butternut squash sweet potato Soup and share it with me on Instagram so I can repost my stories!
Simple Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup
- stock pot
- Conventional Oven
- 3 tbsp Unsalted butter
- 1 Chopped yellow onions
- 1 Peeled and diced butternut squash
- 2 Medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut
- 6 cups Chicken broth/Vegetable broth
- 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Edible flowers (Optional)
- 1 Spig thyme
- First, let's peel the butternut squash and cut it into pieces.
- Chop the onions, sweet potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Put the onions, butternut squash, and sweet potato on the sheet pan and cook it for 25 mins
- In a large pot turn it to medium-high heat, add some butter
- Add in the onions, sautee until the onions are translucent.
- Now toss in the butternut squash and sweet potato and sauteed for a couple of minutes to bring out the sweetness of the butternut squash.
- Add in the chicken/vegetable broth
- Now bring it to a boil and turn it to simmer and let it cook for about 20 mins.
- After the butternut squash and sweet potato are very soft you can use a handheld immersion blender or a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add in the nutmeg, salt, and pepper
- Let it simmer for 5 more minutes
- Garnish with edible flowers and thyme
- Serve when it's still hot!
- Enjoy this easy Butternut squash sweet potato Soup on Thanksgiving!